Animal Lab technician

Application Deadline: 30/06/2022
Ref: LT_GB

The Molecular Bionics group at the Institute for Bioengineering of Catalonia (IBEC) led by Prof. Giuseppe Battaglia at the Institute for Bioengineering of Catalonia (IBEC) is looking for a laboratory technician to support the animal research lines of the biology section of the team, as well as to contribute to the general lab maintenance.

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Main tasks and responsibilities / The successful candidate will develop research involving:
  • “In vivo” experiments with mouse and rat models and routine supervision of the experimental animals, under veterinary guidelines. These will include surgical Central Nervous System experimental procedures, such as brain injections, CSF collection, in utero brain injection.
  • Help with biological laboratory procedures based on the specifications provided by the researchers. This includes : cell culture/maintenance and basic biological assays (g., viability, immunostainings, ELISA).
  • Maintenance of technical infrastructures related to the biology lab, including regular lab and instruments cleaning, reporting machine or equipment failure.
  • Support to researcher’s development of experimental configurations.
  • Keep track over the respect of the safety laboratory procedures and reporting potential infringement of the safety rules.
  • Collaborate to the laboratory daily managing routine and keep control over the correct storing of chemical and reagents.
Requirements for candidates:
  • Laboratory technician diploma or Degree or Master in Veterinary / Biology / Biotechnology or related fields.
  • Accredited A (Animal care), B (Euthanasia), C (Experimental procedure) Functions according to RD 53/2013.
  • Previous experience in rat and mice handling, subcutaneous, intraperitoneal and intravenous injection.
  • Previous experience in Central Nervous System experimental procedures, especially surgical procedures (brain injections, CSF collection, in utero brain injection).
  • Multidisciplinary qualifications, experience in cell culture (neurons, astrocytes, microglia) and basic biological assays (immunofluorescence, western blot, viability assay, RT-PCR).
  • Competencies and skills: Communication, Teamwork, Proactivity, Commitment, Collegiality, Integrity, Critical and Analytical thinking.
  • High level of English
We Offer: 
  • Number of available positions: 1
  • Starting date: 15/07/2022
Working conditions:
  • full time temporary contract until 30/04/2023
  • Measures to reconcile work and family life (maternity and paternity leave, flexible schedule working hours, teleworking, 23 working days of paid holidays, 9 leave days for personal matters, among others).
  • IBEC ensures equality of access to professional development opportunities irrespective of employment status, length at IBEC or other factors. The IBEC’s yearly training catalogue offers a wide range of training in technical and transferable skills including mobility grants and a Mentoring programme.
  • Stimulating, interdisciplinary research and high-quality international scientific environment.
  • Induction programme to facilitate incorporation at IBEC and additional support is provided for foreigners to obtain Visa-working permit and to install in Barcelona.
How to apply: 
Until June 30st  an online application form is available through IBEC dedicated site: https://careers.ibecbarcelona.eu/
Only those applications submitted before the deadline will be evaluated.
Reference: LT_GB
If you have any further question regarding your application, please contact us at jobs@ibecbarcelona.eu
Principles of the selection process: 
IBEC is committed to the principles of the Code of Conduct for the Recruitment of Researchers of the European Commission and the Open, Transparent and Merit based Recruitment principles (OTM-R).
IBEC´s Commitment on equal opportunity:
Our strength and excellence as an international transdisciplinary Research Institute are based on diversity.  Being an equal opportunity employer, we are committed to diversity and inclusion, so that we support employees irrespective of their gender, nationality, religion, disabilities, age, sexual identity or cultural and socioeconomic background.”
 Protection of personal data: 
IBEC ensures that applicants’ personal data are processed as required by EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and Spanish Law 3/2018 on Data Protection.
Personal data shall thus be processed solely for the purpose of the selection procedure.
 Who we are? 
The Institute for Bioengineering of Catalonia, IBEC is an interdisciplinary research center focused on Bioengineering and Nanomedicine based in Barcelona. IBEC is one of the top research institutions named as a Severo Ochoa Research Centre by the Ministry of Science, Universities and Innovation, which recognizes excellence at the highest international level in terms of research, training, human resources, outreach and technology transfer.
IBEC’s mission is to develop international high-quality interdisciplinary research that, while creating knowledge, contributes to making a better quality of life, improving health and creating wealth. A close link with key universities, reference hospitals and corporations, are assets that facilitate achieving the mission.
IBEC was established in 2005 by the Generalitat de Catalunya (Autonomous Government of Catalonia), the University of Barcelona (UB) and the Technical University of Catalonia (UPC).
IBEC is located within the Barcelona Science Park and is managing 3.800 square meters facilities, with an annual budget of 13 Mio€; 3.800 square meters of facilities; 21 research groups and a team of researchers and support services of 350 people from 30 different countries.  www.ibecbarcelona.eu